Friday, July 15, 2011

A New Documentary (Opening July 22 In Toronto) Looks Like A Fascinating Depiction Of A Chimpanzee Navigating Through Human Society

There's a new documentary coming to Toronto theatres on July 22, called PROJECT NIM. Distributed by Mongrel Media, the film traces the life of Nim Chimpsky, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. Directed by James Marsh, the man behind the Oscar- winning documentary MAN ON WIRE, the film follows Nim`s extraordinary journey through human society, and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way. The film is an unflinching and unsentimental biography of an animal we tried to make human. What we learn about his true nature - and indeed our own - is comic, revealing and profoundly unsettling.


For more information on the film, visit the film’s official site http://www.project-nim.com/, where you can find trailers, still images and reviews of the film. As well, here is the recent New York Times review of the film  - http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/movies/project-nim-about-a-chimpanzee-subjected-to-research-review.html.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, thank you for posting this information. It looks like it will be facinating and I look forward to seeing it.

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